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William Wilde and the Stolen Life

Narrated by: Nick Podehl
Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
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The riveting tale begun in William Wilde and the Necrosed continues as William finds himself beset on all sides by cruel foes and even crueler friends.

Having survived the monster, Kohl Obsidian, Wiliam Wilde had hoped his life would settle down - that he'd finish his senior year of high school with no further adventures.

But life isn't so simple for a potential magus, especially one who's overcome as deadly an enemy as Kohl. Instead, William has unwittingly earned the raptor gaze of even greater foes. One is someone he thought he could implicitly trust while others are even more dangerous. And all are from the island of Sinskrill. They are mahavans, powerful magic users bent on humanity's enslavement. They seek to capture William and chain him to their needs, to bind him in perpetual servitude upon Sinskrill.

William finds himself caught among people for whom deceit and pain are simple coins to be traded, and his best hope to survive these new challenges might lie with someone he'd always thought to be his mortal enemy.

©2017 Davis Ashura (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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  • Bernie
  • 11-08-18

A dark turn and a good second step for the series.

The plot line for this book was a little darker than the first but it gives a glimpse into how good I hope this series will become. While the first book felt like it bordered on YA fantasy, this second addition to the series loses the high school angst in favor of an overall more mature theme. The character building and depth is excellent. I like that Davis Ashura is taking his time with the characters and not sacrificing depth for an easy feel good moment.

As always Nick Podehl rocks!

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  • Nick Mason
  • 25-06-18

he's done it once more.

another great story by Davis and great narration by Nick. I love the continuation of the story the new characters and the development of old ones. I simple couldn't stop listening I finished this thing in two days. keep it up!

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  • Kevin Ford
  • 30-06-18

Davis Ashura is the new master of short fantasy

In the second book of the William Wilde Chronicles, William & Jake find themselves fighting for their lives after being betrayed and brought to the worst place on Earth: Sinskrill. Here the boys find out just how good they have had it up until now. Everyone lies for their own personal gain and relationships are not built on love but necessity. In the meantime, Jason and his Grandfather are busy planning the rescue of William and Jake. Many new and old characters (YOU KNOW WHO!) are introduced and as always, Nick Podehl is there to keep the imagination at peak performance. Plot lines were never incoherent or difficult to follow. I do believe a glossary will need to to be added to Mr. Ashura's website as spellings and definitions would be a massive help with book 2 going into book 3.
Mr. Ashura said he wrote this for his young teenage kids at the time so this series is Young Adult, but a good deal of the situations are as adult as they come. It was half the normal listening time I am used to for the genre, but I don't mean that in a bad way at all. A total run-time of 9 hours and 25 minutes is all this needed to be smart, creative and suspenseful right up until the last chapter. I expect character development and world building in the fantasy genre today to extend books in the genre into the 700+ pages realm but somehow Davis Asura delivers a perfectly executed mid series book at 356 pages... it really is remarkable. At this point, I have read everything he has published and it is a good indication that I will be reading whatever he creates for years to come.
Book 3 we are all in for a WILDE ride! (see what I did there) Lord **** cometh!
Keep up the great work Davis!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 29-05-19

Love all Davis Ashura books narrated by Nick!

I absolutely love how characters intertwine between book series'! The narration couldn't be better and the story keeps you hooked, I recommend to anyone who listens :)

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  • FORMER Kindle Customer
  • 23-01-19

Life events are mostly controlled by others.

Sometimes that is for better, sometimes it's for worse. Family and friends can be foes. Who knows? Enemies can certainly friends. Who can tell? when magic mixes with history and future events, nothing is as it seems. The horrible may be helpful and the good may be good luck. Or not. Kidnapping puts an end to the kids and new friends tries trust to the limits. Secrets change reality and escape is a risky impossibility. One if by land, two if by sea. But when there are four, it's more for me!

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  • dyce4eva
  • 02-10-18

I loved this book, It was a joy to listen too

This book was better. The characters have shown growth, and the story progressed better. The main character is similar to the main character in The Castes and the Outcast. It was a pleasant surprise to see the link to the author old series

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  • Chuck
  • 08-04-19

Better than the first

This book was half way decent, being the second installment in the series. The pacing was still inconsistent, tending to be very slow in places, but the author is getting better at it. I think largely, he doesn't know what to write about in order to further the story. Also, I feel like the author doesn't entirely play by the rules he's made in this story he's written. I will read the third book, though I'm still not sure about the series. I finally figured out, for the most part, the words the author uses for magic and mages and gates and such, but they are still very tedious and redundant. All told, I dont understand the point to being a mage, but the characters are interesting and likeable.

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